I'm not a big computer guy. I typical buy a new Dell off the shelf every few years and they work fine. However, both my son and I need new PCs (we're playing DDO on basic Dells that are about 4 years old and have never been upgraded) so I'm going to buy a couple new ones.
I started clicking around one of those customized PC sites and this is what I came up with:
CPU: AMD Athlon™II X4 620 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
MOTHERBOARD: MSI 770-C45 AM3 770 Chipset DDR3 1666+/1333/1066 with PCIe slot SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express [+97] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Again, we're not computer experts...or even enthusiasts. We just want something that will run DDO at OK resolution on 21" widescreen monitors. We currently both run with most graphics settings at the absolute minimum (except for textures) so we don't see reflective surfaces or anything like that currently.
These PC's are super inexpensive at $650. We could spend more but can't really think of a good reason to. Thoughts?